Acting Out Dreams and Parkinson’s

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Actor Alan Alda’s recent announcement that he’s living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) brought the disease into the public eye. But what caught many people’s attention was what led him down the path to diagnosis: acting out his dreams, or REM…

Podcast – Putting the Parkinson’s Puzzle Together

Monday, 13 August 2018

In the latest podcast from The Michael J. Fox Foundation,  contributing Editor Dave Iverson talks with Mark Frasier, PhD, Senior Vice President of Research Programs at The Michael J. Fox Foundation discusses how scientists are piecing together the many factors…

Hot August Night Concert With Peter Bryne

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Celebrating the legendary recording “Hot August Night”, PETER BYRNE brings Neil Diamond to you together with the 30-piece Sydney International Orchestra. Wednesday 10th October at 8pm Star Event Centre Sydney 80 PYRMONT ST, PYRMONT NSW Book Now “….the day I…

Jeff Walks the Camino for Parkinson’s

Friday, 3 August 2018

Welcome to Jeff who is joining us on the Camino Trek for Parkinson’s.  This is Jeff’s second fundraising adventure supporting Shake It Up.  In 2017 he travelled to China with his daughter Claire and her best friend Liz and walked…

Parkinson's research

LRRK2 Therapies May Be Useful for Wider Population

Monday, 30 July 2018

New research findings show a role for the LRRK2 protein in Parkinson’s disease among people without a LRRK2 genetic mutation. These results mean that drugs in development targeting LRRK2 might also benefit people without the mutation. Researchers study genetic mutations linked to…

Shaky Sounds

Shaky Sounds Music Gig Supports Parkinson’s

Friday, 20 July 2018

Our hero this week is Amy who hosted a live music event “Shaky Sounds” to support her Dad who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.  Amy watched as Dad went from being Dad, a person that you go to for advice, to…